The World Simplified is a Virtual World

The Adventures of Justin Zarb and Dave Falkus in the Virtual Jungle

February, 2008

  • Using BitLocker under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

    I was giving a presentation the other day about SCVMM and our experiences. In the conversation a question was brought up "can you use Bitlocker in a Virtual Environment". Ben Armstrong wrote a nice little article on just how you do this. Up until recently...
  • SFT Explorer 1.3 (Updated)

    Ow ow ow now this is cool! My boy Kalle got busy and updated the SFT Explorer tool to now handle DSC (Dynamic Suite Composition) ....... this can be brilliant when you want to look or pre plan for how a package may look when a primary and secondary application...
  • SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2 Availability

    So here we are! That update time again! Hot Fix Rollup 2 for Softgrid 4.1 and 4.2 has been released! I am pleased to announce public availability of SoftGrid 4.1 SP1 and 4.2 HFRU2. This cumulative update for SoftGrid v4.1 SP1 and v4.2 provides the latest...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from 2007

    A few people have asked me for the combined KB list for 2007 so I wanted to post this up! Enjoy! SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2007 SoftGrid Client "Error code: xxxxxx-xxxxxx06-0000000E" http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=930633 SoftGrid Client "Error...
  • Storage options for Windows Server 2008's Hyper-V

    Jose Barreto's wrote a great article on the Storage Options for Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V. Its funny as I was talking to my college who was trying to set up a few clustering options for Hyper-V and needed a good guide to work from. ---------...
  • Working Together - Application Virtualization from Citrix & Microsoft

    There must have been some love in the air when Tim Graf wrote his post on the two companies Microsoft and Citrix working together! The fact that it was valentines day added some sentiment! -------------------- Since the acquisition of Softricity by Microsoft...
  • Application Streaming and SoftGrid - dual mode

    The was another great post up on the Citrix site that I really wanted to share that Joe Nord wrote up . It was specifically around using SoftGrid and Citrix Application Streaming. Its great to see so many from Citrix enjoying SoftGrid as a complementary...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from December 2007

    Ok ok so i know these are a little late to say the least but I am playing catch up (from last year!! trust me its that busy from a Microsoft virtualization perspective!!) . Error message when you try to import a package that has been upgraded multiple...
  • New Microsoft Application Virtualization (Formerly SoftGrid) 4.5 Beta Standalone Trial Guide is Now Available!

    Chad pinged a quick note to the team today letting us know of the updated trial guide! Hello everyone! I thought I would drop a quick note to let you all know that we have a new trial guide option posted to the web at the following link: http://www.microsoft...
  • MCS Sequencing Guidelines

    So the team has just published the MCS Sequencing guide ! Which is really handy for newbies and re-enforces concept to all the old heads :o) for sequencing. All of us have added one bit or another to the guide so it use to be a helpful internal tool to...
  • VMM Headlines TechNet Magazine

    The cover of the January issue of TechNet Magazine splashed “Living in a Virtual World: Powerful New Tools to Manage a Virtualized Datacenter” and prompted readers to explore the 4,000+ word overview of VMM 2007 by VMM’s own TPM Edwin Yuen. Initially...
  • SoftGrid Public KBs from January 2008

    Now I think I have finally catch up on the Kbs! January had some interesting release with the Visual Studio Sequence guide being released! This is always handy! FIX: You cannot use Microsoft SoftGrid to virtualize Visual Studio 2005 http://support.microsoft...
  • Virtualization TechCenter

    New last month, the Virtualization TechCenter offers IT Pros links to technical documentation relative to the breadth of Microsoft’s virtualization products. Documents on the site include assessment, evaluation, deployment information as well as news...